Kanth Josyula

Kanth Josyula

Director, Materials Research at FairmountSantrol

Location
Sugar Land, Texas (Houston, Texas Area)
Industry
Oil & Energy

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Kanth Josyula's Summary

Experienced R&D professional with extensive knowledge about new product introduction in Oil and Gas (Proppants); Foundry and Chemical industries. Innovator with several patents and publications. Expert in organic, inorganic, organometallic and material science research areas. Active in research community with an eye on innovation and collaboration for new technologies. Passion for continuous improvement and team building.

Specialties: R&D management, Lab managemnet, Team building, Oil & Gas, Proppants, Organic, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Asymmetric Synthesis, Material Science, Organic Electronics, Hydrogen Energy

Kanth Josyula's Experience

Director, Materials Research

FairmountSantrol

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Mining & Metals industry

October 2012Present (2 years) Sugar Land, TX

R&D Lead - Soft Materials

Sigma Aldrich

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; SIAL; Biotechnology industry

January 2010October 2012 (2 years 10 months) Greater Milwaukee Area

R&D Lead, Materials for Organic Electronics. Supervising technical R&D team (Scientists with expertise in various fields in Organic Electronics). Developing new product road maps for Organic and Printed Electronics; Collaborating with thought leaders in the academics, developing new materials for OPV, OLED and OFET applications; Managing contract R&D groups and projects in various parts of the world, leveraging product expertise of individual groups and matching it with the strategic new product development at Sigma-Aldrich.

Principal Scientist

Sigma Aldrich

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; SIAL; Biotechnology industry

2005August 2011 (6 years)

Managing group of Research Scientists. Strategic development of new technology areas in Material Science and Chemical Synthesis. Managing global Contract R&D initiative. Collaborating with marketing, manufacturing and quality control.

Senior Scientist

Sigma Aldrich

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; SIAL; Biotechnology industry

August 2004October 2005 (1 year 3 months)

Scientist

Sigma Aldrich

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; SIAL; Biotechnology industry

February 2001August 2004 (3 years 7 months)

Developed and introduced number new products for Aldrich Catalog business. Several of them are for the first time in the industry. Developed a strong boron compound portfolio for Suzuki-Miyaura coupling chemistry.

Research Associate

Purdue University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

19982001 (3 years)

Managed a small research group in Prof. Herbert C. Brown laboratories. Continued work in developing new borane reagents for organic synthesis

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Purdue University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

19961998 (2 years)

Worked with Prof. Herbert C. Brown (Nobel Laureate). Developed several new borane reagents for organic sysnthesis. Filed 4 patents and published several papers.

Visiting Scientist

Nicolaus Copernicus University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

19951996 (1 year)

Awarded Sigma-Aldrich Fellowship to develop new amine-boranes for hydroboration, reduction and hydrogen storage applications

Kanth Josyula's Patents

  • Stabilized Borane-Tetrahydrofuran Complex

    • United States Patent US7750168
    • Issued August 8, 2005
    Inventors: Kanth Josyula, Robert Todd, Chris Hewitt, Mark Potyen

    A stabilized borane-tetrahydrofuran complex is disclosed. Also disclosed are processes for the preparation of the borane-tetrahydrofuran complex and methods of storing and transporting the prepared complex. The borane-tetrahydrofuran complexes exhibit enhanced shelf life and increased self-accelerated decomposition temperatures.

  • Stabilized Deuteroborane-Tetrahydrofuran Complex

    • United States Patent 20070197695
    • Issued February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Kanth Josyula, Robert Todd, Chris Hewitt, Mark Potyen

    A stabilized deuteroborane-tetrahydrofuran complex is disclosed. Also disclosed are processes for the preparation of the deuteroborane-tetrahydrofuran complex and methods of storing and transporting the prepared complex. The deuteroborane-tetrahydrofuran complexes exhibit enhanced shelf life and increased self-accelerated decomposition temperatures.

  • Metal amidoborane compositions and processes for their preparation

    • United States Patent Application US20120301382
    • Filed April 30, 2010
    Inventors: Kanth Josyula
  • Stable borane reagents and methods for their use

    • United States Patent US 8,263,810
    • Issued September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Kanth Josyula

    The invention provides methods for storing boranes (e.g. B-allyldiisopinocampheylborane). The invention also provides stable compositions comprising boranes, as well as methods for carrying out allylboration at high temperature and/or in the presence of Water.

Kanth Josyula's Publications

  • Diisopinocampheylborane (Book Chapter)

    • Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
    • June 13, 2006

    Book chapter

  • New Amine Stabilized BD3-THF and BH3-THF

    • Synthesis
    • March 13, 2009
    Authors: Kanth Josyula, Robert Todd, Mahmun Hossain, Robert Thomas

    A stabilized deuteroborane-tetrahydrofuran complex is disclosed. Also disclosed are processes for the preparation of the deuteroborane-tetrahydrofuran complex and methods of storing and transporting the prepared complex. The deuteroborane-tetrahydrofuran complexes exhibit enhanced shelf life and increased self-accelerated decomposition temperatures.

Kanth Josyula's Skills & Expertise

  1. Organometallic Chemistry
  2. Organic Electronics
  3. Team Building
  4. Materials Science
  5. Special Projects
  6. Catalysis
  7. Renewable Energy
  8. Strategic Planning
  9. Organic Chemistry
  10. Organic Synthesis
  11. Coaching
  12. Polymer Chemistry
  13. Nanomaterials
  14. Chemistry
  15. Problem Solving
  16. Solar
  17. Process Improvement
  18. R&D
  19. Product Development
  20. Materials
  21. Chemicals
  22. Synthetic Chemistry
  23. Technology Transfer
  24. Spectroscopy
  25. Drug Discovery
  26. UV/Vis
  27. Proppants
  28. Mineral Sands
  29. NMR
  30. Analytical Chemistry
  31. IR
  32. Purification
  33. Polymers
  34. Mass Spectrometry
  35. LC-MS
  36. GC-MS
  37. TGA
  38. FTIR
  39. Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  40. Gas Chromatography
  41. Inorganic Chemistry
  42. Nanotechnology
  43. Polymer Science
  44. Patents
  45. Powder X-ray Diffraction
  46. Management

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Kanth Josyula's Education

Purdue University

Post-Doc, Organometallic Chemistry

19961998

University of Hyderabad

Ph.D, Synthetic Organic Chemistry

19881994

University of Hyderabad

M. Sc., Chemistry

19861988

Nagarjuna University

B. Sc., Chemistry, Physics and Maths

19831986

Sudied at The Hindu College, Machilipatnam

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Technical reading, Organizational development, Networking, Gardening

Groups and Associations:

Americal Chemical Society ACS-Milwaukee Section Satya Sai Baba Organization of USA

Honors and Awards:

Who's Who in America, 2009-2010
Young Industrial Investigator, ACS-2008,
Who’s Who in America, 1999-2004
Sigma-Aldrich Research Fellowship 1995-1996
Senior Research Fellowship, 1990, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research , India
Junior Research Fellowship, 1988, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research , India
Best student award for three years (1983-’86) during B.Sc

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